So, what did I get for my first box? Well, four graphic novels, all tied to the theme of the past. I’ll be reviewing them in the order the card in the box had them listed in…which is about the only way I’d ever read a Youngblood volume first…or at all.
Once again, I was browsing Imgur, I came across some amazing art by ANOTHER a talented creator. To me these have something of a Disney meets Image comics style, which actually works for me. Though most of the works are of female geek characters, the artist dandonfuga throws in some manly men….just for Jenny.
90s era Marvel comics have a reputation. The guys who founded Image Comics were cutting their teeth there, and the characters they worked on seemed to take on many of the sorts of things fans today bemoan but which must have been selling back then, hence the reason for so many of them. They were massive guys with guns, pouches, and bad-ass names and powers. Bishop. Cable. Ghost Rider. X-Force. Venom. I think the Punisher had three separate titles going at one point. Todd McFarlane’s Spider-Man series showed the Hobgoblin going nuts, thinking he was a real goblin, finding religion, and ripping his own face off.
Diamond Comic Distributors released its information for the top books of 2014 yesterday. It was a big year for comics! And and even bigger year for the publishers like Marvel, DC, and Image who helped make dreams come true for readers everywhere. So how did the battle for the best work out in 2014? Check after the break for the details.